First Step Communities

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$4,604 raised by 18 donors

23% complete

$20,000 Goal

First Step Communities (FSC) is a Sacramento based nonprofit that has been delivering low barrier emergency shelter and social services to the most vulnerable homeless adults since 2016. Our programs are intended to meet the immediate needs of individuals experiencing homelessness by providing food, temporary shelter, case management, and other services in an effort to create long-term stability. 

Each year FSC strives to increase the number of supplemental services provided to our clients. Some of the most effective services included case management, medical/mental health evaluations, referrals, and housing navigation. Our current programs include: North A Street Campus, Emergency Bridge Housing The Grove, Sacramento SafeGround, and Mobile Temporary Shelter in Auburn, CA. 


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First Step Communities will create interim housing and emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Here they will live in safety and dignity, receive the extensive case management and supportive services they require to take a First Step away from homelessness toward self-sufficiency, permanent housing and productive life.


First Step Communities (FSC) is seeking funding to bring a weekly healthcare clinic administered by UC Davis medical students to our North A Street Shelter. The need for medical services continues to increase in our population. Our clients face many barriers when it comes to accessing medical, dental and mental health services. This clinic will create quick access to much needed care and support in a path toward healing. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to support with this project.

Equity Statement

In an ongoing effort to achieve the FSC mission we reaffirm our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We are proud that our employee base reflects people of all ethnicities, genders and preferences. Our diverse workforce possess the skillsets and understanding of working with trauma-based methods to achieve our objectives. All employees are encouraged to bring their individual talents into our FSC culture to collaborate with others and to best serve the most vulnerable individuals in our community.

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Organization Data


Organization name

First Step Communities

other names


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Housing, Shelter

Operating Budget

$5,000,001-$10 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Funding: Program, In-Kind Donations, Other

Demographics Served

Individuals with disabilities, Low-income individuals/families, Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused

Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1400 North A Street, Building A
Sacramento, CA 95811

Service areas

Sacramento County, CA, US





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